Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1987-04-18
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD>DAT>CDR; Schoeps CMC 44Âs; via Bad Man Brown; Seeded to etree by eD(efojr)
- 2004-10-10 15:12:21
- Irvine, CA
- Schoeps CMC 44Âs>DAT>CDR
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- DAT>CDR via Bad Man Brown; Seeded to etree by eD(efojr)
- Irvine Meadows
I'm often surprised at how underrated '87 shows tend to be. Although this doesn't top the rip-roaring show of the following night (but what could?), it's still excellently played all the way through (though Jerry kind of chokes out the encore), and certainly a lot better than the previous night.
Subject: Awesome recording
There was an Air show at El Toro Marine base, across the 5 fwy. There had been a jet crash, clogged the freeway. The parking lot was crazy with sparking energy. A couple of Phantom f-16s
swooped down to about (what seemed like) 1500 feet and did a tight screaming bank around the
parking lot and the amphitheatre.
I guess someone in the Dead sound crew sampled the sounds of those jets,because later,at a certain moment in the show they looped the jet mix into the Deads system....the squealing sound of those 5k hp turbo jets exploding out of the Dead's sourround...everybody starting looking around, over their shoulders, ducking their heads.
Then all the tapers...panicked and threw off their head phones, grabbed their ears and turned down the rec. vol on their d5s.
The show was an excellent show for 87. But the extra boost was the jets and the goofy but always mellow Irvine family.
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